Mutharika Escape Corruption Charges

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika of any wrong doing in the MK145 million donation from Pioneer Investment. The K145 million payout to Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was deposited in a bank account for which President Mutharika is a sole signatory. The graft-busting body’s investigation report showed that PI Limited deposited the money into DPP’s Standard Bank account soon after receiving payment from a Malawi Police Services Food Ration deal. But ACB director…

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Malawi to Host National Anti-Corruption Youth Forum

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has organized National Ant-Corruption Youth Forum to be held on May 30-31, 2018 at Linde Motel in Mponela, aimed to engage the youth in the fight against corruption. The forum which is first of its kind to be hosted in the country will be carried out under the theme ‘Integrating the Youth in the fight against corruption’. ACB Director General Senior Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview on…

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ACB Still Probing Joyce Banda

The  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it has not cleared former president Joyce Banda on corruption allegations in the biggest financial scandal in the country’s history called Cashgate, dismissing her claims that the graft-busting body said it had no solid evidence against the former president, partially clearing her name. The “Cashgate” scandal prompted foreign donors – who provide around 40 percent of Malawi’s budget – to pull the plug on aid worth around $150 million. The scandal helped push Banda…

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Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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ACB Returns MK29 Million to Chaponda

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday returned K 29 million to former Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Food Security Dr George Chaponda, saying it is not connected to the maize gate case he is currently answering in court. ACB Director Reyneck Matemba justified the bureau’s decision saying money which was in local currency was not connected to the case. “Yes, it is true that we have surrendered the cash amounting to K 29 million because we believe that it…

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ACB Calls For Unity Of Purpose to Curb Corruption

The Ant-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has stressed on the need for all stakeholders to work together in ending corruption and improving the perception that people have towards Malawi on corruption. ACB’s Senior Public Relations Officer Egritta Ndala made these remarks in reaction to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017 which was released by Transparency International (TI) on 21 February 2018. The latest CPI shows that Malawi has maintained its score of 31 out of 100 (where zero is worse…

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Malawi Ex-President Muluzi’s Corruption Case to Continue

The High Court in Blantyre on Wednesday  made a landmark ruling that Malawi’s former president Dr Bakili Muluzi has no right to remain silent in the corruption cases where he is being accused of stealing MK1.7 billion. The ruling consequently makes Muluzi liable to answer all fifteen charges leveled against him. A panel of three judges, Justice Dingiswayo Madise, Justice Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga and Judge Jack Nriva sitting in for Judge Sylvester Kalembera found that it was proper that…

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Malawi to Host Conference for Ombudsman Institutions in Africa

Malawi will host the first ever training conference for Ombudsman institutions in Africa from the 5th to 9th February, 2018 which is aimed at strengthening the institutions in the promotion of transparency, ethics and accountability. The country’s Ombudsman, Martha Chizuma said this Thursday in Lilongwe during a media briefing her institution organised at the Central Office of Information to brief journalists on the same. According to the Ombudsman, the training follows a European Union (EU)’s decision in April, 2017…

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Stop Politicizing Corruption- Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has asked the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and unpatriotic Malawians to ‘Stop’ politicizing corruption. The Malawi leader Mutharika was speaking at Providence Industrial Mission (P.I.M) in Chiradzulu district during the commemoration of Reverend John Chilembwe who died fighting for freedom. President Mutharika said, “There is corruption in the private sector, in the judiciary, in the media and in the faith community. However, one man cannot fight corruption alone. We need to fight together….

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Minister Nankhumwa Cleared on Corruption Charges

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Minister of Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa of suspected corruption and fraud Some organizations and individuals reported Nankhumwa, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje Central Constituency, to the graft-busting body in January last year. The lawmaker, a former broadcaster, raised eyebrows when he donated an ambulance, 300 bicycles and motorcycles to his constituents valued at over K20million. Confirming the development, spokesperson for the ACB Egritta Ndala said yesterday the bureau will…

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